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Erik Walden

Erik Walden - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 250 lbs.
Birthday 08/21/1985
Birthplace Dublin, GA
College Middle Tennessee State
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 6th round, 1st pick by Cowboys

Colts' O-line remains a glaring weakness

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Colts' patchwork offensive line exposed Peyton Manning to numerous hits and pressures and several mistakes in 36-14 home loss to the Chargers Sunday night and continues to be a trouble spot.

Chargers pick Manning four times, dominate Colts 36-14

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 11:53 p.m. ET
The Chargers picked off the four-time league MVP four times, returning two for scores, as they handed Indianapolis its most lopsided home loss in the Manning era on Sunday night.

Colts' Garcon regressing after breakout '09 season

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Colts WR Pierre Garcon, who many league observers felt would take the next step this season, has regressed in a season plagued by inconsistency.

Colts rule Collie, Sanders out for Sunday

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 7:07 p.m. ET
The Colts will keep WR Austin Collie out of Sunday night's Week 12 game against the Chargers "as a precautionary measure."

2011 AFC South free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Titans WR Randy Moss is one of the more intriguing players who's due to become a free agent, highlighting our exclusive team-by-team list of AFC South players likely to become free agents in March.

Manning's heroics come up just short against Patriots

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning willed the Colts' offense, which was still without two of its top three running backs and two of Manning's favorite receivers back into Sunday's game at New England before an ill-fated pick sealed a 31-28 defeat.

Patriots' risky formula for success keeps working

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
The Patriots continue to find ways to win, doing so on Sunday despite giving up 396 passing yards to Peyton Manning.

Late INT gives Patriots 31-28 win over rival Colts

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 7:43 p.m. ET
Tom Brady was brilliant for the second straight week, outdueling Peyton Manning in their annual meeting, a 31-28 New England victory Sunday over Indianapolis.

Patriots-Colts prediction

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
In another chapter of the Brady-Manning series, PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain expects Brady and the Patriots to win a close, high-scoring affair.

Brady vs. Manning: Always worth watching

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
NFList looks back at the top five meetings between two of the game's premier quarterbacks — the Colts' Peyton Manning and the Patriots' Tom Brady.

Colts downgrade five players to 'out'

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 2:56 a.m. ET
The Colts have downgraded five players from questionable to out for Sunday's game at New England, including RBs Joseph Addai and Mike Hart,  LBs Gary Brackett and Clint Session and DB Justin Tryon. However, WR Austin Collie did travel ...

Patriots-Colts matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 11 game between New England and Indianapolis: Colts WRs Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie and Pierre Garcon vs. Patriots CBs Devin McCourty and Kyle Arrington.

Patriots-Colts matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 11 game between the Patriots and Colts: Patriots defensive line vs. Colts offensive line.

Colts continue to shuffle O-line

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Jim Caldwell has made several changes along the interior of the offensive line this season in an attempt to jump-start the running game.

Patriots-Colts matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 11 game between the Patriot sand Colts: Patriots RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead vs. Colts run defense

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Posted March 12, 2013
The Colts reached an agreement in principle with Walden on Tuesday.||||||| Walden became a key player for the Packers injury-riddled defense each of the past two seasons and at 6-2, 250 has the ideal size for Pagano's defense. The former sixth-round draft pick had 106 tackles, six sacks, six passes defensed and two interceptions with Green Bay in 2011 and 2012.
Posted July 31, 2012
The NFL has suspended Walden for the regular-season opener for violating the league's personal conduct policy. The league announced the punishment Tuesday and said Walden would not be paid for the Sept. 9 game against San Francisco.||||||| In February, Walden reached a deferred judgment agreement to resolve a disorderly conduct-domestic abuse charge without pleading guilty. Walden spent last Thanksgiving weekend in jail after a dispute with his girlfriend. He agreed to perform 50 hours of community service and continue counseling.
Posted April 23, 2012
The Packers have re-signed outside linebacker Erik Walden.||||||| Walden appeared in 16 games for the Packers last season, with 15 starts. He had three sacks, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown. He originally signed with the Packers as a free agent in October 2010 and went on to play in nine games with two starts that season, along with another three starts in the postseason.
Posted Nov. 28, 2011
Walden was released from jail Monday after spending the weekend behind bars following his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. Walden was arrested Friday in Brown County on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend at their apartment near Green Bay. County District Attorney John Zakowski said Walden's girlfriend originally told police they were arguing and he pushed her but she has changed her story to say she hit him first.||||||| No formal charges have been filed, though prosecutors are still investigating. Zakowski said he needs more time to interview others to see if this is a case of miscommunication or if the woman is trying to protect Walden. He is scheduled to return to court Dec. 7.
Posted Nov. 25, 2011
Walden was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony domestic violence/substantial battery and will remain in the Brown County Jail until at least Monday.||||||| Walden allegedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend at the couple's apartment in Lawrence, just outside of Green Bay. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Brown County Court is closed for the weekend, so while Walden's teammates have the next three days off following the team's 27-15 Thanksgiving Day victory at Detroit, Walden will remain in jail.

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